6/30/2015

Source: Marvel
When we first heard Spiderman had been approved to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, our first thought was, "Poor Black Panther." We wrote an article about how Black Panther was substituting for Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War. In short, the comic mini-series the movie will be based on featured Spiderman at its heart. Since Marvel didn't have the rights to Spiderman, they made Black Panther the focus in the movie. It was a chance for Black Panther to really be a focus of a Marvel movie. But with access to Spiderman, it seemed like a perfect chance to put Spiderman back in the spotlight.

But Cinemablend noted a brief comment in an article in Variety about the difficulty of casting the new Spiderman. It said, "Spider-Man is only expected to have a cameo in Captain America: Civil War, so there wasn’t a rush to make a decision since the thesp would only be shooting for about a week."

As Cinemablend speculated, and we mentioned in our article about the announcement of Spiderman joining the MCU, they just didn't have time to change the movie around to fit Spiderman. With the script already written and filming already started, to change a major role from Black Panther to Spiderman would have been impossible. Bad news for Spiderman fans, good news for Black Panther fans. Kind of takes the sting out of having Black Panther's solo movie bumped for Spiderman's. A little.

Would you have wanted to see Spiderman in Civil War? Or are you happy to see Black Panther in the spotlight?

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12 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

Either way I don't think it would have the impact of in the comic book when Spider-Man held a press conference to reveal his identity because as far as the MCU is concerned neither character will have existed for long.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think easing Spiderman into the franchise is a better idea anyway. After two reboots, most people are a little burnt out on Spiderman.

DAVID WALSTON said...

Maybe Spider-Man's Cameo will be him saving Stan Lee again.
I'm glad Black Panther's role hasn't been diminished.

Nicki Elson said...

That seems crazy to me that superheros can change teams. Like sports teams, huh? I learn something new every day. Thanks,Teach.

spacerguy said...

I'm wondering who will win the scrap, black panther or spiderman? Theres always a showdown right?

MedeiaSharif said...

I'm not familiar with Black Panther, so I'd like to see him in a movie where he has a big role, rather than a cameo.

DAVID WALSTON said...

Beyond Thunderdome?
Having more Simon Pegg involvement makes me happy.

Pat Dilloway said...

I hope it's less stupid than the last two.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Caught that on Spacerguy's blog. I'm sure the title will grow on me.

Gary Philip Pennick said...

Not exactly the best title ever. Still, have to wait and see if the film is any good. Make it so! :)

jeremy [retro] said...

Fingers-crossed, title... story... KLINGONS!

spacerguy said...

The frenzy surrounding Star Trek beyond is growing. Its been a bit of a guessing game so far but maybe now that'll change. The Starfleet insignia is a step in the right direction.

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